Nadim Bashir – Khatira – Our Perception ofAllah

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The importance of having a close relationship with Allah is discussed, as it is the closet and that different idols have sizes and height. The speaker also emphasizes the need for personal preparation and loyalty to Islam, as it is difficult to achieve success in difficult situations. The importance of learning and trusting Allah's words is also emphasized, particularly in light of recent accidents.
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It goes without saying, and without any doubt that the most important relationship for all of us, is our relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. And I'll be honest with you also, when I say this, that many of us we have questions about Allah subhana wa taala. Sometimes we have lingering doubts in our hearts, about Allah subhana wa to Allah. And that in itself when we have questions in our heart, about Allah subhanho wa taala. And we're looking for solutions. When it comes to the way Allah subhanho wa Taala does things. That is a good sign, by the way. Because if you did not care about something, you will never look for solutions. For example, many people have absolutely no

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interest in the currency politics. So you know what happens? They don't care who gets elected, they don't care what happens in the house, and the Senate and the Congress, they don't care about anything, as long as their life is absolutely fine. Why? Because they don't care about it. And when they don't care about it, they don't look for solutions. On the other hand, there are many people in our community who are involved with civic engagement, they feel like that No, we cannot just be here and sit idle and not have a seat at the table, we have to do something. And that in itself is also proven from from the CEDAW of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to the point is that when you

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love something, you're going to look for solutions. When a person says I it does not make sense to me how Allah does this, or why would Allah do that? And why Allah made that made this happen to me and you're looking for solutions, it shows that you love Allah and you want to be close to Allah subhanho wa Taala and things sometimes do not make sense to us so that hence you're looking for a solution. So don't ever feel that if you have a question in your heart. That is a sign that your iman is probably weak. In fact there is a an ayah in the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala in fact there is two Sahaba of the Allah one whom they said they were they were asking each other that what is

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your according to your opinion, which idea provides you the most amount of hope and one hour Sahaba he says that the idea that provides me the most amount of Hope is the idea that was revealed regarding washi or the Allah one polyamory by Dr. Lena Astra for Allah and foresee him latacunga Rahmatullah did not ever do not ever lose hope and Allah subhanho wa Taala story, the story is long, and then the other Sahabi said that for me the ayah that provides me the most amount of Hope is the iron were in Ibraheem Alehissalaam he asked Allah subhana wa Tada the how do you revive the dead and he says that because of that I know deep down in my heart, that if I ever have questions in my

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heart, as long as I'm not objecting to Allah, as long as I'm not questioning the father of ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala but sometimes things don't make sense. This is providing me hope. So therefore if we ever find ourselves in this kind of situation, never feel that your iman is gone. Never ever feel that you're leading towards go for this inner self sometimes is a good sign. We come to the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu. It was send them this actually I could see where Allah subhanho wa Taala says Allah in the Vani ebdb And Allah He when it comes to our relationship with Allah, it really comes down to this hadith and this particular phrase, in this hadith, I treat my slaves according to

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the expectation with me. You know how many times we have wrong expectations. We have wrong assumptions regarding Allah subhanho wa taala. Let me give you a few. First of all, is a person if you ask any child, where is ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala they will say Allah is upright, they will say that's the first. That's the That's the natural inclination, their natural answer that Allah subhanho wa Taala is all the way up there.

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When a person says Allah is all the way there, look at the words all the way there. There's a there's a there is an assumption there is a feeling that Allah subhanaw taala is far away from the human being. Allah subhanho wa Taala is far from his slave. And Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran says the complete opposite Allah says will occur the Halacha and Al Insana were now available to us we will be here enough so Allah says we have created the human being will acquire the halal canal inside and we're not alum and we know my two worst this will be enough so there is something called NUS there is something called a type of knifes which always encourages and it pushes the person to

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do something that is wrong. Allah says we're not Allah will matter to watch will be enough so anything wrong that that nerves a push the human being to do we are aware of that too. When that occur Robbo lay him in Hubbard in worry, we are more close

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swear to him than his jugular veins. Allah says another ayah Surah Baqarah what either Celica iba di ni, fi in ni or Eve, I am close to you think about this for a moment. This is a very powerful verse, when Allah says in the Quran when my slaves ask you about Me Oh Mohamed Salah Salem, I am close Allah to show how close he is he and I even say to those who are certain that tell them I am close because that would that would highlight delay that you tell them that I am close. No, Allah says no. If they ask you about Me for me or if I am close to them, you know Subhanallah This is one of the most beautiful things about our deen. We don't have to go through an intermediary. We don't have to

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go through other means to get to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is the Almighty, He is the holodeck. He is the fact that he is the closet. He is every single thing that we know about Allah subhanho wa taala. Yet the way we can connect with Allah is by raising our hands and asking Allah subhanho wa taala. I remember I went to a part of interfaith is that a long time ago, I went to a Hindu Monday, one time. And when I went there, I saw you know, first time you've been inside of Hindu Monday, you see some things are very peculiar, very strange, when especially when you're looking at everything from the point of view of Tawheed. So what I saw was that there were many idols, many idols in a

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line, all of them the same height, the same size on both sides, and between all these idols, there's one taller idol. So I asked for an explanation. I said that, can you just explain this, they said that what what we do is what we believe in is that all these different idols, they are there for a different purpose. So there's one idle for this one idle for for you know, for family, when idle for your challenges in life and so forth. Every single idle represents a certain need of a human being. And what this idle does in the middle, the taller one is that it takes all of their requests and then it and then I said then what happens is that then is submitted to a higher divine God. So I say

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you meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and then No, no, no, no, no, not Allah. Okay. It's a different kind of different kinds of God. So what kind of God he goes, supreme god, I'm saying that's Allah subhanho wa taala. So the thing is that Subhanallah think about there's so many other religions Did you know that they actually do believe in a higher God. Deep down inside they actually believe in a higher entity. But in order to get to that higher entity, you have to go through so many other means are beautiful. Deen teaches us. You don't have to go through those beautiful you don't have to go through those means. Our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is right there for e ni Hadith.

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Allah is telling us I am there with you. When you raise your hands, I am there with you. So first of all, is our perception about Allah that Allah is far and he's disconnected from us. No brothers and sisters. He is number one very close to us. Number two is let me give another example of a wrong perception about Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah has set us up to fail.

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You hear people say this. Allah has set us up to fail. Okay. How do you how do you mean? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he does say in a hadith * button. Now it will be Shahar what will * battle Jana to Bill McCurry that Johanna has been surrounded by desires temptations. Janna, on the other hand, has been covered with what difficulties so the human being some people, some people they say that Allah knows that we have temptations, Allah knows that we have Shaohua inside us. And so he created this within us. And then he surrounded Johanna with this. So it's as if the playing field is tilted. It's not in our favor, Allah perhaps want us to, he wants us to fail. And first of

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all, is let me make this very clear. If you understand and you put your trust in Allah subhanho wa taala, that whatever Allah has made halal, it is for our betterment and whatever Allah has made haram, yes, they are, these are things are considered as a Shahar words, things that you you might find temporary enjoyment in it, but Allah He for the long run, in the for the I mean, in the long haul, there is going to be only an only regret. These are things that you can never ever take back. There are sins that people commit, and no matter how much they cry over it, they just cannot. They cannot overcome it. The point is this. Allah subhanho wa Taala if he really truly was a God, who was

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trying to set us up for fail, then how do you understand all the other Hadith that talk about Rama and mercy

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Allah Subhan Allah is telling us for the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Salem that your entry if a person takes care of the fight time de salud, they will enter into Jannah. A person who has good o'clock they will enter into Jannah. A person who even picks us the smallest things from the past, they will get the reward of a sadaqa. When a person prays or salad five times a day, their sins are wiped away. When a person makes will do the sins are wiped away. Simple doers of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam 1000s and 1000s of Hassan Ravi Tamila have not been studied and willing, Mohammed Nebia, three times morning and evening. Allah has to make you happy on the Day of Judgment. There

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are so many ways that Allah has created to get to Jannah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a wrong assumption that we have with Allah, that Allah is not setting us up to fail. But Allah subhanho wa Taala for our protection, He cares for us, just like parents, they care for their children, they won't let their children do whatever they want, because they know that it's not good for them. Just like when you see a child long time ago, do you see you know, these are all always those outlet covers? Nowadays, you know, there's not they're more sophisticated, but they used to take care of kids long time ago, they used take those butter knives, and stick it inside the the sockets and they

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could get electrocuted. Now that parent is pulled a child pulling that child away, the child feels that why isn't my parent letting me do this, but the parent knows that this is dangerous for them. Allah subhanho wa Taala when he made something haram, he you know, just say that you have to give up all your Shaohua by the way, as long as we fulfill certain Shaha word in the right way, in the appropriate way. There is nothing wrong in doing so. But there are ways of doing it and not every single shot Hawa is allowed. So the point is that Allah has never set us up for to fail. In fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala is setting us up for truly for success. Now the next question is, then why

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is it that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala brings difficulties upon me even though I am so righteous and we've heard this, we've heard talks about this before so many times, two things I will share. Number one is if everything if Allah says Worship Me, and we worship Allah, we worshipped Allah. And the minute there was a difficulty we turned away from Allah. It does not show our sincerity to Allah subhanho wa Taala and does not show our loyalty to Allah subhana wa Tala, you know in this dunya people's loyalties are tested in ways where they have to make sacrifices in terms of their life. People have to give up things that they love very much in order to show their loyalty. Allah

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subhanho wa Taala has never tested us at times. Yes, there are times when Allah subhanaw will test us in different ways. But for the most part, all Allah subhanho wa Taala by bringing these difficulties that are within our capacity, once again, they are within our capacity, Allah subhanho wa Taala he wants to see our loyalty. And by the way, when you look at all the stories of the Quran, every single prophet went through some challenges. Every single prophet went through some challenges and by the way, look at the end story of every single prophet, there is no prophet in the Quran. There is no prophet in the Quran, where they had a bad ending. There is no prophet in the Quran.

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Yes, they had difficulties in life, but the end they always had a good ending. So that is why never ever feel Yes, there is going to be times where there's gonna be difficulties, but this is Allah subhanho wa Taala his way of, of testing our loyalty and so forth. Finally,

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some people will say,

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we have been taught, when we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala we're supposed to have the utmost amount of opinion that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada will accept it. And we all believe in that, no doubt. But at the same time, there's a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which we have to always keep in keep in mind. Number one is the Prophet alayhi salam says octyl her number two, whatever call whatever could Allah Allah, always tie the camel first. Then number two is put your reliance on Allah subhanho wa taala. Now by the way, do it is a form of telecoil by the way, dua is a form of local business local means you're putting your reliance in Allah subhanho wa taala. What

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is the dua is you're putting your affairs in the hands of Allah subhana wa taala. So, in this situation, we have to always keep in mind, I cannot expect Allah to just do the and of course the unimagined can happen. Okay. I'm not saying the only module cannot happen. Yes, it can happen. When Zachary Yatta. You sound came to money Amalia salaam, it says, Where did this come from? Another lucky Heather, all at one minute in the law in the layers of Shelbyville. So, the unimagined can happen when it comes to Allah subhanho wa taala. The laws of science do not apply to Allah subhanho wa taala. This is a fact. At the same time

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We have to always understand we do what we have to do first. For example, I had a young man who came to me today. He says that, what if I don't prepare for my exam? And I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala and at that time I put my full Yaquina Allah subhanho wa Taala so I said that this is like leaving your camel and then putting your trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala it doesn't work like that. You first have to study well, okay, not the night before the exam, not two days before the exam all the students Okay, okay. i You have to study well throughout the entire semester, do what you have to do, then you put your make your dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala then you put your trust in Allah

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subhana wa Taala and then after that, if it still does not happen, then there must be some Hikmah of ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala our perception once again are in the Vani ebdb Our general perception is Allah does not like me, or Allah does not have a good out for me. Oh Allah subhanaw taala want me to succeed in life? No, that's not the case. You put your trust in Allah. You have. You have to have a hostile one with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. If I did everything I was supposed to do. And yet this, this did not happen. There must be some hokhmah of Allah subhanho wa Taala I do not know. I do not know. I'll tell you a story that perhaps I've never ever shared with you. Okay.

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I was leaving the masjid here one time.

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And subhanAllah there was a there was a traffic you know, as we're leaving the budget, there are many cars in front of me. Sometimes, you know, you can get a little irritated. Come on, come on. Let's go. Let's go. There was a there was a slight delay.

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You know what happened when I was driving on the road over there. So as soon as you leave the machine instead of me taking right I took a left towards Kroger when I got to the intersection, as Los Rios right, Los Rios and 14th street. So when I got there, I even realize there was a person who was walking by the street. And although he was not supposed to walk at that time, because it was a green light people were coming on that direction. He's not supposed to walk, but he's walking and it's not like he's okay let me let me try to get across the street a little faster. He's taking his mashallah his sweet time, you know, like he has all the time in the world. Okay.

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So so what happened was that I did not see him I was passing by literally. I think I missed him by literally by two seconds.

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You know, what caused that? That jam over here?

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Think about that for a moment. Sometimes you feel why Come on, let's go. But sometimes ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala in his infinite wisdom knows something that you and I we don't know. Yes. And so that is why we have to put ourselves on and ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala Yes, things may not always go according to our plans. But if you put your trust in Allah's plan, then you know that inshallah there might be some other good plans down the road use of Allah you some one trouble after another trouble after another trouble after another is as if you saw the sun could never get a break. Literally, if you think about it, thrown into the well taken to the ticket to the palace there he was accused of

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wrong, even though the evidence was against the the wife of the king, yet they put him in prison after prison de forgot him in prison. He's there giving Dawa he's doing what he asked to do, but he never lost his trust in Allah subhanho wa taala. And eventually, as a result of all these difficulties that came from us falling Islam, eventually he was given the highest honor in the country of Egypt. So that is why yes, you you do what you have to do. You make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala hopefully it will be done. If it does not happen. You put your trust in Allah subhanho wa taala. And remember the Hadith the Prophet SAW Salem that something will happen with your DUA either

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Allah will give it to you, Allah either ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala will save you from something that a calamity in this dunya or Allah subhanaw taala will save it for you in the hereafter. The key thing out of everything is going back to the main Hadith the prophet

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would say, always have a good assumption with ALLAH SubhanA wa to Allah. Allah cares for us. Allah loves us, Allah Subhana Allah wants to succeed. That is, that should be our assumption at all times. When it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to purify our hearts. May Allah subhana wa Taala keep us steadfast on salt and will stop him and may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the best in the dunya and akhira I mean no but I mean, where does that come Allah He said I'm already completely

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